Microsoft gets supply right: Surface 2 pre-orders begin selling out
0. phoneArena 03 Oct 2013, 21:28 posted on
We have no idea how many Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets Microsoft had produced for pre-orders, so it's hard to say how impressed we should be with this news, but it is good to see that Microsoft got its supply numbers right this time around. One of the biggest stories regarding Microsoft from this past year was how the company supremely overestimated the demand for the original Surface RT tablet...
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1. Pdubb (Posts: 244; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
If they have written off the old Surface tablets, why are they still so high? Each one they sell will be extra money next quarter if I learned things correctly.
2. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
so 100 people preordered going to bomb like the last generation
3. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I am sure the expectations were low for preorders.
4. jove39 (Posts: 1742; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
So how many devices were up for pre-order? I guess it should be in thousands!
5. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Just a reminder, ms sold out of the original surface rt too, and we all know how that turned out.
Not being fooled again ms!
8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2230; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I hope MS, gets it right this time.... GO MS
11. deewinc (Posts: 217; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
It's not that they failed to sell out their first series of surface tablets but it's because of people like you who are still stuck with dummy tablets (ipads and androids). Happy to be with my RT, giving it out to my sister in college to get a Surface pro 2.
12. papss (unregistered)
I have the surface pro one and its a great tool for work. I'll be selling it for the 2
14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1505; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
If Ballmer and his MS team had done this when the first generation Surface Rt and the Surface Pro were introduced. they would have not made so many Surface RT tablets like they did.
The Surface Pro did not have that problem because at some locations people were standing In lines to buy them. Over 85 percent of People who bought a Surface Pro say it's a good Tablet.
A lot of People deliberately waited for the MS "Surface Pro 2 to come out because they wanted the bugs worked out of it. The Surface Pro 2 now has better battery life & the new accessories that make it a much better tablet/laptop hybrid. The replacement for the Surface Rt the new Silver cased "Surface 2" got thinner and lighter. More battery life, more Ram and a faster CPU and a new operating system Windows 8.1 plus MS "outlook" has ben added to it's office suite. It is now without doubt the best bang for the buck touch screen apps only business ready tablet on the
planet Earth even if though it does not run old windows desktop programs. people will buy them and be satisfied with them. A similar outfitted Surface Pro 2 will cost a person over a thousand dollars.